Brian Isztwan Named to All-America Golf Team
Senior Penn Charter golfer Brian Isztwan was named to the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) announced. The team, which was first formed in 1988, features 12 young men and 12 young women “who demonstrate the ability to excel not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom and the community,” according to an AJGA press release announcing the news.
A captain on the Penn Charter golf team the last two years, Isztwan was the Inter-Academic League regular season champion his junior and senior seasons, posting a combined record of 500-42-22. Additionally, he won the league individual championship as a freshman in 2014. Among players in the Class of 2018 he is currently ranked in the Top-100 by the AJGA, Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek.
“Since joining the golf team in his eighth grade year, Brian has been an integral piece of the Penn Charter golf program,” said Travis Larrabee, head golf coach at PC. “He is an excellent golfer who is clearly committed to his craft. What is perhaps even more impressive about Brian is the respect he affords the game of golf in general. Great golfers are judged by their scores, but they also separate themselves by knowing, honoring and enforcing the rules and traditions of the game. This speaks not only to ability, but to integrity. Brian has abundant amounts of both.”
The boys team that Isztwan was named to features student-athletes from seven states, including five from California and another from Toronto, Canada. To be eligible to apply for the boys team, golfers must be be juniors or seniors who have earned a Top-10 finish in an AJGA Open or Invitational. After the qualifying stage, selections were based off the criteria of standardized test scores, grade-point average, school leadership and community service.
The team will be recognized at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet on November 19 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Additionally, all 24 golfers are eligible to play in the Rolex Tournament of Champions, one of the biggest events on the junior golf circuit, on November 18-23 at PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion and Fazio Courses
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